Monday, July 26, 2010

Right Now.

Right Now...

listening: to Evening News (weather)

eating: nothing:(

drinking: flavored water but wanting a diet dew!!

wearing: black tank top, blue mesh shorts & fuschia flipflops

feeling: happy, blessed, slightly tired

weather: freaking hot

wanting: to scrap

needing: nothing really

thinking: about loading the horse trailer for the horse show this weekend

enjoying: Lance & Makenna, Renee's for supper & a S'more cookie or 7 for dessert!!!

wondering: when I'm going to lose those extra 15 lbs that won't quit following me around? :/

Sunday, July 25, 2010

S'more Cookies. Yum!

Best cookies EVER!! Seriously. Yum!! They were easy to make, pretty to look at and FABULOUS to eat!!  Lance said these are by far this favorite cookie ever. That's what I did today:) Along with painting Miss Thang's playroom. I ran out of raspberry chalk paint so I'm off to Menards to get another quart. I hope to have it finished tomorrow.

I spent Friday evening scrapping after M went to bed. I had some design team challenges that I wanted to get started on plus some fun summer lo's for the "Scrap That Baby" blog hop Aug 18-22. It's going to be exciting!!

This week I'm teaching Tues & Thurs (briefly) then heading to a 4 day horseshow in Fergus Falls. It's going to be a little challenging at the show considering I'm on crutches. Plus I just found out today that the trainers are not going to the show because they are leaving early for the AQHYA World Show so I'm on my own. Which I really don't mind at all and would really be looking forward to it BUT I'm on crutches. Oh well. My mom is going to help me and really Faith and I have been doing this for years so I'm not worried. I am looking for to it though:)

I'm off to bed. AFTER another S'more cookie and glass of milk. That diet will start tomorrow. Or whenever all the sS'more cookies are gone. Which also could be tomorrow;)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Design Team toot!!!

ahoo!!!! I was just selected to be one of the newest members of the Scrap That Baby Design Team. If you have a few minutes, check out their website for fun challenges, inspiring layouts and fabulous give-aways:) Scrap That Baby

Here are a couple of my newest Miss Thang layouts.

Oh, how'd he get in here?!!!
Oh well;)

tee hee

I have some new summer LOs & a mini-album in the works that I plan on sharing during the Scrap That Baby blog hop Aug 18-22. There will also be some give aways on my blog during the blog hop too. Hope you come back and join us:)

Monday, July 19, 2010

There was a baby born...

last night at 11pm. Ember finally had Norman Crispin!!! Ok, so she and Aaron decided to go against my name choice and actually named their adorable little boy Niklas David. He's 7 lbs 1 oz and 19.5 in long. I love the name and spelling!! So cool! Niklas has a TON of dark brown hair. He looks just like his dad. He makes the cutest faces and noises when he's sleeping.

Lance, Miss Thang and I went to the hospital to see them this afternoon. On the way, we ran into my OB and one of the nurses that helped us when M was born. It was like a little reunion! They couldn't believe how big M was already. The nurse told us we needed to get going on the next one so she has good job security. Too cute:)

Ember, Aaron & Niklas are doing well. Ember is tired and sore but looked happy. She's definitely a natural. They are all going home tomorrow. Niklas seems to be very laid back and likes to sleep. Hopefully that will continue so Ember can get some sleep.

Both Lance and I held Niklas. It's hard to believe that M was that little 1 year and 1 month ago. M was very interested in Niklas and wanted to touch him. She was very gentle with him under our watchful eye as she's known to "pet" pretty rigorously! After awhile, M was not too impressed when I was still holding Niklas. She was trying to climb in my lap too. I thought she might have a problem with Lance holding him since she's such a Daddy's girl but she really didn't mind that at all. M got over it and just played after that.

My foot is healing but still very sore. I'm probably doing way too much on it but how are you suppose to stay off of it and chase a crazy 1 yo?

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tornadoes, Hail, Oh my!

I'm sitting/laying on the couch with my bum leg elevated because after a day at work my leg is killing me. Anyway, we are under major storm warnings and even saw a funnel cloud! Lance and I are watch from your biggest window type people not the run to your basement at the first hint of rain. We love storms! Nothing better to sleep and relax to then rain, thunder and lightening. Now the tornadoes and hail I can do without:)

Lance is giving M a bath and I am enjoying relaxing. If only the throbbing pain below my knee would stop:/ I actually kind of feel bad for having to ask/boss Lance around to help me/ get me things. Shocking...I know!! I don't like asking for help for any reason so that is hard for me. He being really good about it though. M and I are on our own tomorrow and Thursday since Lance needs to tend to some emergency calls. We'll be good though. My mom is going to help me after she's done with work tomorrow. If the weather is decent the we are going to sit by the lake and watch M play while eating Zorbaz pizza. Yummy!!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Crutches for 3-4 weeks.

Boo!! But at least its not surgery or super severe and I don't have to wear a boot or cast because it's my foot not ankle that is the injured part. The doctor suggested a boot but I talked him out of it because it really wouldn't help that much more than just staying off of it. stay off of it:/ I forgot how bad crutches suck!!

I appreciate all the support (& kinda sorta support or not.... Gina!! tee hee) on my giving up of the diet dew. I almost caved today with all that was going on but I held strong. I am allowing myself 2 dews a week at first then decreasing to 1 dew. I was hoping to make it until Sat to have one but I think I might NEED it tomorrow. We'll see.

I'm off to bed so I can get settled and comfy before Lance tries to hog all the bed;) Luckily he came home early to help me take care of M. Such a good guy.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The last 24 hours have been

filled with many ups and 1 huge down.

Fall down actually.

I'll start with that. For those of you that have been to our house, you know we have 7 million stairs. We have a 5 level house so there are stairs everywhere including 1 step down into our sunken living room. M & I were just coming down from upstairs...I made it down those stairs with no problem. I step down into the sunken living room so we can play with her thousands of toys and my ankle (not bad one!) blows out the side and we both go flying. I don't know if my flipflop slipped out or to the side of my foot or what happened?? All I know is that I'm flying through the air in major pain, Miss Thang is just barely dangling in my arms and screaming because she doesn't know what the hell is going on and I'm heading for the coffee table. I manage to grab M so she doesn't fall eventhough she is upside down and I'm holding onto her by her legs. I try to tip myself over instead of doing a header into the huge wood coffee table, which I do but I have no idea how. I gently lay M down on the ottoman (she's still screaming), I'm on the verge of tears because my bloody ankle hurts so damn much.

Then I get the giggles.

And I can't stop.

Poor M is looking at me like I've lost my mind.

I can't quit.

Finally I gather myself, calm M down and assess the damage. It starts to swell immediately and is throbbing and tingly. Now it's not very swollen but solid black and blue. I can barely put any weight on it. Tomorrow is going to rock:/

So I think I'm going to have to go in to see if its a bad sprain or I actually broke something.


OK, now onto the up's!!!

I went to see Eclipse with the girls last nite. Grrrrrrrrr!! Jacob. is. HOT! Super Hot! Like OMG hot! Grrrrrr! It is a great movie (and not just because Jacob is shirtless in most of it. Eventhough that is AWESOME!!!). I would definitely go see it again. And again. And again. ect.

Oh crap, I forgot about another down for me but up for my body. A couple of friends of mine have given up soda completely (even diet) and lost 20+ lbs. SO.... I am giving up one of my reasons for diet dew. ~sigh~ It's a sad day in the Haugen household. I will allow myself 1 diet dew per week and that is it. I'm completely diet dew free for 24 hrs. The only time I give up diet dew is when I'm pregnant so this isn't too difficult but still sad to give up that ice cold can of diet dew every morning, noon and night.
OK, so maybe I have a problem. I seriously can drink it ALL day long and never tire from it unless it's really hot out and I need some water.

I have more to discuss but this is getting really long already so I will end here. I'll let you know how the ankle ends up. Frickin ankle.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

2 years ago....

our hearts were breaking over the loss of our beloved Lily Ann Hope.

1 year ago.....

our hearts were bursting with joy and love for our 1 month old Makenna Zophia.


we continue to thank God for the blessing of both our daughters eventhough we didn't get nearly enough time with Lily. I look forward to meeting her again in heaven. Until then, I will continue to love and cherish each moment I have with Makenna and all future siblings.

We love and miss you very much Lily. Save a spot for mommy and daddy in heaven with you and the Grandpas:)

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July!!!

Hope everyone has a safe and festive Independence Day:)

It's raining here so I'm hoping that will end and we can head to the lakes for some sun and fun.